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Senior Mechanical Safety Manager

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, Berkshire, England
£55450 - £87000 per annum + + excellent benefits
Closing date
20 Apr 2023

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Senior Mechanical Safety Manager

AWE has a unique opportunity to lead mechanical safety within a complex organisation which utilises some of the most advanced research and production facilities in the world.

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Package: £55,450 - £87,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Advertising End Date: 22nd April

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours (including Bank Holidays) of annual leave - plus every other Friday off work!

  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

  • Life Assurance

  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site

As the Senior Mechanical Safety Manager, you will report directly to the Chief Engineer for Sites & Assets and be required to:

  • Provide a focal point for advice, information and expertise on policy, best practice and mechanical safety engineering knowledge

  • Apply your skills on a wide array of unique technologies that only exist at AWE

  • Review, maintain and improve an organisation of competent persons who will be responsible for application of the mechanical-related safety across the company

  • Monitor AWE's compliance legislation, standards and relevant good practice

  • Provide an Intelligent Customer interface with AWE's Regulators at a corporate level

  • Build and maintain communications with other organisations to share best practice and improve

  • Help to shape AWE's future as a world class company

  • Be a role model in excellence, integrity and accountability

Ideal attributes for this role include:

  • Experience in development, implementation or application of mechanical safety policy

  • Experience in mechanical safety throughout the asset lifecycle (design to decommissioning)

  • Experience of working within a regulated industry

  • Experience as an Authorising Engineer (JSP 375), or equivalent

  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status or working towards professional recognition

  • NEBOSH General Certificate or recognised Health & Safety qualification

All candidates must be able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.


We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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